Hand embroidered ornament 5″ x 4″ inspired by the colorful motifs of Pennsylvania Dutch art. Made by hand with cotton floss on a cotton canvas fabric. 49 more words
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While I love just about all “old lady crafts,” once the weather starts to warm up I develop an urge to work on embroidery projects. I don’t know if I’m just drawn to the idea of lounging lazily in the warm sun while stitching up some colorful masterpiece, but the thought is really alluring. 411 more words
I’ve been cross-stitching on and off since I was about 12 years old. I’ve always gravitated to the not-so-beginner projects. Sure, I’ve done a few coasters and Christmas ornaments as practice when I was a beginner, but the difficult projects are what always catch my fancy. 172 more words
Yesterday, I began to make a table runner, based on an idea that I’d seen in the Liberty, Simple Sewing Book.
It involved aerosol paint and doilies as well as some squares and circles of complimentary fabric, having found some lovely material at the weekend, it was time to give it a go. 29 more words